Dutch Crown Jewels, Graaf 300 and NDA 20 Year Anniversary Season

Celebrate with us!

Highpoints of the NDA’s jubilee Dutch Crown Jewels project include festive orchestral concerts in June 2023 in some very special historical locations.

Simon Murphy presents new musical discoveries, conducting the New Dutch Academy in performances of recently unearthed 18th century symphonic gems by composers from the glittering Court of Orange including Hofkapellmeister Christian Ernst Graaf (1723 – 1804), Johann August Just (1750 – 1791) and Wilhelm Gottlieb Hauff (1750 – 1816). Dazzling arias by female court composer, Josina van Boetzelaer (1733 – 1797), sung by Flemish star-soprano Elise Caluwaerts (pictured), complete the programme.

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Sunday 25 June 2023, in Wilhelm Gottlieb Hauff’s original workspace, the Stevenskerk in Nijmegen, simultaneously as part of the church’s 750th (!) anniversary celebrations. Alongside energising orchestral works by Graaf and Just, and arias by Van Boetzelaer, the programme features Hauff’s poignant Viola Concerto in D, a work composed in Nijmegen in November 1794 during the seige of the city by the advancing Napoleonic troops. Get your tickets for this matinee event here: Concert Dutch Crown Jewels in Nijmegen

Friday 30 June 2023, celebrate the 300th birthday of Hofkapellmeister Christian Ernst Graaf (1723 – 1804) on the very day itself (!) in the exquisite Marotzaal of Kasteel Duivenvoorde in Voorschoten. Due to the limited seating available in this historical venue, the concert (of c. 1 hour in duration) will be given twice, once at 17:00 and again at 19:00. Secure your tickets for this event now: Concert Dutch Crown Jewels in Duivenvoorde

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